Friday, July 29, 2011

for the love of popcorn


So, the smell of popcorn makes me gag... walking into a movie theater makes me downright dry heave. I do not so much hate to eat popcorn... just to smell it. So, I usually never eat it... because you have to smell it to eat it. (also, of all the foods out there, popcorn can be hazardous, I mean, how often do you choke on the titty-bitty razor sharp bits of kernel? and let's not forget the fact that after you do eat the popped corn you are picking your teeth like a hill-jack for the next 2+ hours!) So because I do not eat it... it is usually not in our home.

Rigg loves popcorn.

He can eat his weight in popcorn...which is saying something, considering how much he weighs in contrast to how little popcorn weighs...I digress...

Because of the boy, we now have popcorn in the house.

I love my son a great deal. To pop the foul smelling corn that permeates the air with its gag-reflex-triggering aroma, I would have to.



Waiting for the bag to pop and cool is close to torture for the poor boy...
me too, although for a much different reason (see above)

 
Still waiting...("pees, ahh-con, pees" translated to "lady, how long does this process take?... I just wanted a snack.")

 
ahhh... the culprit golden kernels of goodness.


I think he might be asking me if I want some... or he might be confused and or terrified at my face of revulsion... hard to say.


But, with a face like this... how can I say no?

7 comments:

Maryellen said...

It is so interesting that you said the smell makes you sick. I have a co-worker and she has said the same thing. Everytime we pop it at work she hates it LOL I thought she was the only person in the world. She will be thrilled to hear she is not alone.

Janine said...

Invest in a popcorn air popper. They are like $25 bucks. It smells so much better than the fake stuff and you get to control the butter and salt. Real butter tastes better anyway!

Melissa said...

I recommend an air popper, too. The smell is much better and it tastes better. Rigg might like watching it pop, too!

Katie said...

That is so funny! I'm the exact opposite. I love, love, love the smell, but absolutely hate the eating of it. I can sit in the movies and just breathe it in, and sometimes think maybe I'll like it - I mean how could I not? It smells like heaven. But every time I give in and try it again, I just about gag after the first couple of bites.

Heidi Stone Photography said...

I Sometimes think popcorn smells like stinky feet. Barf.

Mooresvillian said...

Air Pop with real butter, using white popcorn (not yellow). You will think that you're in heaven.

Extraordinary Ordinary Life said...

How in the world could you possibly hate the smell of popcorn. I do not understand. I only go to the movies for the popcorn. Seriously . . .